Stories From the Scrapbooks

by Sloan De Forest

After careful examination of the 77 Mary Pickford scrapbooks housed at the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library and the dozen owned by the Mary Pickford Foundation, the MPF has collected countless stories about Mary’s life. Buried beneath the familiar headlines about Pickford’s films, fame, philanthropy and famous marriages are forgotten clippings from newspapers and magazines, original correspondence from Mary herself, and an endless array of photographs. The pages of these scrapbooks offer unique insight into the star, the producer and the woman who was Mary Pickford.